Mark A. Corrado is the Managing Partner of Berson & Corrado Integrated Financial Services. His accounting firm was started in 1986 and has evolved into a full service financial company that provides accounting services, strategic planning and investment advice. Mark graduated from Iona College with a B.S. in Accounting and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mark is an active member of his community. In addition to chairing the Board of Directors at the Village School, he is also a member of Little League Travel Advisory Board and the Advisory Board at his local savings bank. Mark is married with three children, and is actively involved in coaching Little League, while also finding time for his interests in sports, travel and music.
Dr. Emanuel (Manny) Haber is a Podiatrist in practice for more than 27 years. He is the Director of The Foot & Ankle Centre of NJ in Paramus and is on staff at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. Dr. Haber is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, with a B.A. in Biology, and earned his D.P.M. from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. He did a Podiatric surgical residency at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark. After serving on the Development Committee for two years, he was honored to be asked to become a member of the Directors Council, now known as the Board of Trustees. He is married to Shari and has two children, Jakob and Carly, both of whom are graduates of The Village School.
Christopher J. Leonard, LCSW, M.Ed. is the Director of Operations at Sage Day Schools and is on the Executive Board of New Alliance Academy. Mr. Leonard served as Principal of Sage Day’s Rochelle Park campus from 1998-2011. His passions include building school communities and problem-based learning. A 1983 cum laude graduate of Boston University, Mr. Leonard taught in Central Harlem and two Bergen County school districts before earning his MSW from New York University in 1993. As a social worker, Mr. Leonard has worked extensively with children, adolescents and families at the Division of Family Guidance, at Alternatives to Domestic Violence, as a member of the Ho-Ho-Kus Child Study Team and in private practice which he has maintained since 1995. In 1998, Mr. Leonard earned his certification in Group Psychotherapy from the New Jersey Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis. He followed this in 2002 with his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from William Paterson University.
Mr. Leonard is married with two daughters and enjoys distance running, mountain and road biking, hiking, and the outdoors.
Mary Lynch is the parent of a Village School lifer, John Kubinak, who attended from 1997 to 2008. Mary received a BA from Rutgers College and an MBA from Seton Hall University. She has worked in Software sales for 25 years and is currently employed by Oracle Corporation. In her spare time, she loves to travel, exercise and work with charities. She is privileged to be a part of the Board and The Village School Community.
Michael O’Brien founded Deerhill Pond Investment Partners, LP in 2007, dedicated to investing in the financial service industry. Mr. O’Brien worked 22 years for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW). He was Portfolio Manager for two funds, served as President of KBW Asset Management, and as a member of the Board of Directors and Operating Committee for KBW. He ran KBW’s London office and advised portfolio managers overseas and in NY and PA. Mr. O’Brien served as a Managing Director for Data Resources, Inc. (DRI), an economic consulting firm.
Mr. O’Brien graduated with an MBA from Stanford University, and a BA in Economics from Trinity College. Mr. O’Brien is married to Julie and they have five children and two grandchildren. Mr. O’Brien has been an active member of the Church of Presentation and leads a ministry dedicated to helping the inner-city Catholic schools thrive. He served as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children (SFIC) for three years. Mr. O’Brien enjoys swimming, body surfing, biking, quiet reading, writing and reflection time, his 6 AM weekly men’s group at church, the Bergen County Society (BCS) men’s group where he serves on the Board, coaching his children’s sports teams, sponsoring inner-city children’s education, and serving as a merit badge counselor for the Boy Scouts. Mr. O’Brien is a survivor of the bombings in the World Trade Center in 1993 and 2001. He has one son in his 11th year at the Village School and two older boys who attended. He was Co-chair of the last Capital Campaign.
Ann Marie Snyder is the parent of two current Village School students. Both children began their education in the Toddler Program and are now Upper Elementary students. Ann Marie attended Ridgewood Public Schools K-12 and graduated from Gettysburg College with a B.A. in Sociology. She worked in the field of Marketing Research for consumer goods and services in New York City before returning to Ridgewood to start her family. Ann Marie has been an active member of The Village School community serving as room parent, vice-president and president of the Parent Association, Development Committee member, and co-chair of the “Building for Our Children” Capital Campaign. Outside of the Village School, Ann Marie has been an active member of the Ridgewood Fourth of July Committee, was named Ridgewood’s Volunteer of the year in 2008, and is a member of both the Ridgewood C.E.R.T. (Certified Emergency Response Team) and the Bergen County C.A.R.T (Community Animal Rescue Team). Ann Marie enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, supporting her daughter’s extensive efforts in horse showing and her son’s interest in computer coding and intricate Lego construction projects.